Only two Blizzcon spots remain up for grabs as the 2018 Overwatch World Cup enters its final group stage. The United Kingdom United Kingdom World Cup Rank #5 Smex Eoghan O'Neill off tank MikeyA Michael Adams dps Kyb Finley Adisi dps Fusions Cameron Bosworth tank Boombox Isaac Charles support Kruise Harrison Pond support , Poland Poland World Cup Rank #0 DXtR off tank DANYE Karol Szcześniak dps Redziok dps Shaddo tank Xyzano support Duku support , Italy Italy World Cup Rank #13 DragonEddy Edmondo Cerini off tank carnifex Edoardo Badolato dps HearThBeaT dps Midna Lorenzo Nulli tank Bimbz Francesco De Luca support Nisa Federico Portolani support , Germany Germany World Cup Rank #0 Mete Metehan Aksüt off tank cRNKz Joshua Santana dps Nesh German Kobrin dps ProGi Julian Maier tank immortal Cem Oezgecen support Kodak Steven Rosenberger support , the Netherlands Netherlands World Cup Rank #0 brussen Thomas Brussen off tank Jona Jonathan Stelma dps Vizility Jeffrey de Vries dps corn tank CrusaDe Ryan van Wegen support sab support and France France World Cup Rank #4 Poko Gael Gouzerch off tank SoOn Terence Tarlier dps aKm Dylan Bignet dps BenBest Benjamin Dieulafait tank uNKOE Benjamin Chevasson support winz Michaël Bignet support are set to battle it out in what should be an entertaining weekend of Overwatch hosted in Paris, France. The Contenders EU Season 2 Grand Final between Eagle Gaming Eagle Gaming Inactive and Angry Titans Angry Titans Contenders EU Rank #2 ELLIVOTE Elliot Vaneryd off tank ONIGOD Stefan Fiskerstrand dps erki Erik Nolander dps LullSiSH Lukas Wiklund tank AFoxx Fabio Veigas support Luddee Ludvig Håkansson support will also be played out following Day 1's World Cup action.

Vital information has been collated below to streamline your viewing experience. Note that Friday's Contenders final will be played across a best-of-seven matches and will utilize the Contenders map pool. For more details on the following days of play be sure to check out the event page.

Schedule

Friday 21st September

Saturday 22nd September

Sunday 23rd September

Format

All World Cup matches are played as four map sets featuring a Control, Hybrid, Assault and Escort map. A fifth tiebreaker map will be played if necessary.

The entirety of the tournament consists of a single round robin, in which the six teams will play a single match against every other competitor.

The top two teams at the end of the round robin advance to Blizzcon. Tiebreakers will first be decided by map wins and secondly by head-to-head results. If a tie persists between two or more teams, those teams will play a tiebreaker round-robin until there is no longer a tie.

Maps

The first map of each match will be predetermined. From that point onward, the loser of the previous map will pick the next map.

  • Control: Ilios, Lijiang Tower, Nepal and Oasis
  • Hybrid: Blizzard World, Eichenwalde, King's Row, Numbani and Hollywood
  • Assault: Hanamura, Horizon Lunar Colony, Temple of Anubis and Volskaya Industries
  • Escort: Dorado, Junkertown, Watchpoint: Gibraltar, Rialto and Route 66
  • Tiebreaker: All but first map played

Broadcast

Talent

  • Salome Soe "Soe" Gschwind-Penski (Host)
  • Malik "Malik" Forté (Host)
  • Jack "Jaws" Wright (Commentator)
  • Harry "Legday" Pollitt (Commentator)
  • Derry "Dezachu"" Holt
  • Thomas "Tridd" Underwood
  • Andrew "ZP" Rush (Commentator)
  • Jacob "JAKE" Lyon (Commentator)

Streams

Teams

United Kingdom

  • Finley "Kyb" Adisi (DPS, British Hurricane)
  • Michael "MikeyA" Adams (DPS, British Hurricane)
  • Kai "ksp" Collins (DPS, Young and Beautiful)
  • Eoghan "Smex" O'Neill (Flex, NRG Esports)
  • Christopher "ChrisTFer" Graham (Tank)
  • Isaac "Boombox" Charles (Support, Philadelphia Fusion)
  • Harrison "Kruise" Pond (Support, Toronto Esports)

France

  • Terence "SoOn" Tarlier (DPS, Los Angeles Valiant)
  • Dylan "aKm" Bignet (DPS, Dallas Fuel)
  • Nicolas "NiCOgdh" Moret (DPS, Eagle Gaming)
  • Gael "Poko" Gouzerch (Flex, Philadelphia Fusion)
  • Benjamin "BenBest" Dieulafait (Tank)
  • Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson (Support, Dallas Fuel)
  • Michaël "winz" Bignet (Support)

Germany

  • Herman "Nesh" Kobrin (DPS, British Hurricane)
  • "Massie" (DPS)
  • Joshua "cRNKz" Santana (DPS)
  • Metehan "Mete" Aksüt (Flex)
  • Julian "ProGi" Maier (Tank)
  • Steven "Kodak" Rosenberger (Support)
  • Cem "immortal" Oezgecen (Support)

Netherlands

  • Jonathan "Jona" Stelma (DPS)
  • Jeffrey "Vizility" de Vries (DPS)
  • Dante "Dante" Zegveld (DPS)
  • Thomas "brussen" Brussen (Flex, One.PoinT)
  • "corn" (Tank, HSL esports Academy)
  • Ryan "CrusaDe" van Wegen (Support, British Hurricane)
  • "sab" (Support, HSL esports Academy)

Italy

  • Edoardo "carnifex" Badolato (DPS, elo.Tick)
  • "HearThBeaT" (DPS)
  • Edmondo "DragonEddy" Cerini (Flex, Samsung MorningStars Blue)
  • Aris "LUFT" Galli (Tank, Samsung MorningStars Blue)
  • Lorenzo "Midna" Nulli (Tank, We Have Org)
  • Francesco "Bimbz" De Luca (Support, elo.Tick)
  • Federico "Nisa" Portolani (Support, Samsung MorningStars Blue)

Poland

  • Karol "DANYE" Szcześniak (DPS)
  • "Redziok" (DPS)
  • Mateusz "Matwoj" Hołtyn (Flex)
  • Aleksander "setrox" Radecki (Tank)
  • "Dxtr" (Tank)
  • "Duku" (Support)
  • "Xyzano" (Support)